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Aamis (2019) review

After dinner, Nirmali’s husband finds her kneeling down in front of the fridge. She is devouring a spicy piece of chicken with unwavering attention. Her husband finds it cryptic but doesn’t say a word. The scene ends there and shifts… Continue Reading

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Decoding ‘Three Colours: Red’

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s last directorial venture- the final installation in the Three Colors trilogy, is as dense a film as it is beautiful. Was it a parting gift for the audience that Kieślowski cared the most about? Or is it entirely… Continue Reading

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Pain and Glory (2019) Review

Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ begins with the shot of Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas, raw and powerful) at the bottom of a swimming pool, and as the shot lingers on his near-naked frame, it seems as if he is meditating.… Continue Reading

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The Souvenir (2019)

The French verb “souvenir” means “to remember” and, in the context of the film, alludes to a painting of the same name by Jean-Honoré Fragonard of a woman carving her lover’s initials on a tree. The painting arrives at a… Continue Reading

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The Compulsion to Belong : Leave No Trace

Debra Granik’s ‘Leave No Trace’ released a year ago to unanimous acclaim. Every year there are numerous small, independent releases that do not follow any gimmick of media publicity, and thrive only on their artistic merit and cinematic value. Leave… Continue Reading

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10 Great Directors Working Today

A cinema becomes a force to reckon with mostly because of the director’s vision. Throughout the years, Cinema has given us a parallel universe to live in; a rigorous, often hypnotic experience that clearly stems out of the directors mind.… Continue Reading

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Breaking down the editing of Whiplash (2014)

Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash (2014) opens with the sound of drumming. The screen is blank after the name of the film is displayed. Only the increasing momentum in the sound of drumming remains, at once making you attentive and take note.… Continue Reading

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Never Look Away Review

The art of movie making has evolved throughout the decade, with a remarkable necessity of packing multitude of perspectives, narratives, and ages all at once- packed in a moderate run time of one and half hours at least. This is… Continue Reading

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Chernobyl Full Series Review

What sets the new HBO miniseries Chernobyl apart is the fact that it is based on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, so the stakes are high when it comes to getting the facts right and maintaining a drama around it. How… Continue Reading

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